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breaking news. i apologize. it's regarding the "washington post." and mary thompson has that very interesting story. mary? >> really interesting. jeff bezos, the founder of amazon.com, will be buying the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post" for $250 million. now, bezos is buying this with an entity that is his alone. this does not have anything to do with amazon.com. so it's basically a personal acquisition. the transition -- the transaction covers the "washington post," the newspaper, and other publishing businesses, including the express newspaper, the gazette newspapers, southern maryland newspapers, fairfax county times, greater washington publishing. what it doesn't include is slate magazine, the root.com and foreign policy. they're not part of the transaction, and will remain with the "washington post" company, as will wapo labs and social code businesses. once again, jeff bezos is paying $250 million for the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post." he has asked katherine wamuth, the ceo and publisher of the "washington post," as well as
, jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos, one of the captains of the online world and future of commerce, putting a quarter of a billion dollars of his own money, not amazon money, into a newspaper that is well over 100 years old and part after model that everyone thinks is dieing. we don't have a whole lot of details a letter gone out from the publisher i believe of "the washington post." two employees telling them about the deal. let's remember that newspapers, which used to have really rich margins and still are profitable but have been really hurt by the internet, are becoming an investment for the very rich. ron burkle, the billionaire, pathmark billionaire and david geffen were in buying "the l.a. times." carlos slim, from mexico, one of the world's richest men, rescued "the new york times." jeff bezos of amazon, getting ready to pay for the newspaper itself. many people thought "the washington post" company, most valuable asset inside the company is not the legendary newspaper that led to the watergate investigation that led to resignation of nixon in
it to the ground. because of risk with lightning, almost all of washington, oregon and really almost the whole state of idaho under red flag fire warnings. not only because the winds will gust, driving the fires along, but because the lightning is a big concern today for possibly sparking new fires, given that the ground is just so dry. now as beget to the weekend, because we did make it to friday, of course, we are going to see the heat return to the midwest. the front that just passed through has cooled things down into the northeast, so a comfortable 80 degrees in new york. as we get into sunday, remember that heat i was talking about? going back from the 80's into the 90's in minnesota. that is going to be a hot one. the front that went through is continuing to push across, so drier humidity as we head into the northeast. the southeast has dried out significantly, as well. the moisture in this area is mostly going to be off the coastline. there is a little bit of a disturbance there. you can see that monsoon heading toward the southwest. not too many concerns in terms of flooding in the so
jefferson, lincoln, washington had fought for. the only, i think, two pieces of oratory that would rival it would be fdr's, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and president kennedy inaugural address. martin luther king joined the founding fathers 50 years ago today. >> reverend al sharpton obviously an important event 50 years ago. 50 years laterer there will be an african-american president going to commemorate this moment. what an extraordinary journey it has been and the journey, as you say every day and as all americans understand, the journey continues. what do you want to hear from the president of the united states today? >> well, i think that what we want to hear is a commitment to continue that journey but to also salute the fact that we have made the journey. we met with him two days ago after having a huge march on saturday about the issues now. and one of the things that i said is that i feel that he should not be compared to dr. king. he is the president. we want to hear from him as the generation before us heard from kennedy about what we are going to do. so i th
. remain locked up. let's start with our new details out of washington now. emily schmidt is more with more on this. what have what have we learned with what precipitated the embassy closers? >> we have no information. barbara starr report that is an intercepted message of senior al qaeda operatives within the last few days really caused the concern. cnn agreed to a request from an obama administration official not to go in to details about the message all because of its sensitivity. we know that this message was a critical factor leading to the shut-down and not the only factor. several u.s. officials said they have seen an increase of threats of yemen for weeks. there have been some major prison breaks in the region that was affected, leaving al qaeda members who were behind bars unaccounted for. regardless, this was an unprecedented move. we saw something we don't always see in washington -- agreement between democrats and republicans saying they think the administration did the right thing shutting down the 2 2 embassies and consulates. president obama is celebrating his birthday at cam
'm andrea mitchell in washington. state department is keeping 15 diplomatic posts closed for the rest of the week and closing four more today. joining me now from washington, nbc justice correspondent pete williams and from cairo, nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel. first to you, richard, in the field. we know we're talking about unspecified threats emanating from yemen and possibly targeting something in yemen but they don't know what the specific targets are. they don't know specifically the timing. what are you hearing in cairo and throughout the region? >> well, we're hearing confusing picture. we think we know a good amount about this threat. we know it is coming from yemen. we know it is coming from al qaeda and the iranian peninsula. we know that welcome and the iranian peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al qaeda central, including a man who was formerly osama bin laden's secretary. we know that there was chatter. but we don't know the most important things. exactly where, exactly when. so we've se
, nicolle wallace. >> she's great. >> she's amazing. msnbc contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it and more honorable at it than the graham family and i choose to think donnie graham and the waymouth aspe
to washington and a major announcement set for today from the justice department. attorney general eric holder looking the way some drug offenders are punished. today, the attorney general will direct federal prosecutors to move away from the severest mandatory sentences. it will affect low-level, nonviolence drug offenders. suspects will be charged with crimes that range from months or years, allowinging the judge to decide the length of a sentence. the justice department says it's to reserve the harshest penalties for drug traffickers. >>> there's been new criticism of president obama in his handles of russian president vladimir putin. some republicans say it's not enough. danielle lee joins us live from washington with details. >> reporter: the overwhelming message out of washington, is that president obama needs to be careful as he tries to strike a balance, restoring the public trust and protecting national security. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in c
recoveries. tracie potts joins us from washington. any good news we can get on that. what new proposals are in the works. >> he's got a couple of them. he'll be announcing them in phoenix. the where here just as important as the what. this is where president obama was four years ago talking about the housing crisis. now he goes back to phoenix. they are having a baste bounceback, but they still have a long way to go. today there, the president is expected to talk about borrowing and refinancing, saving middle class families $3,000 a year. he'll pitch the idea, putting a lot more private money behind mortgages. so the government is not so much at risk so we don't see collapses like fannie mae and freddie mac. and this is key, in arizona, he's going to be talking about the link to immigration. suggesting that with 40% of new homeowners as immigrants, fixing immigration could fix the housing problem as well. >> looking at housing for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on
to said they don't believe washington has an accurate picture of what's going on here. egypt's government says this tragic scene is what the world doesn't understand about its controversial crackdown. the remains flown to cairo tonight of 25 policemen executed in the sinai this morning. the government says they were unarmed and off duty. victims of suspected is lalamic extremists. mustafa ganzi, an adviser, says they've unleashed terrorists in benghazi. >> this is the result of having to oust the president, and those are people defending their own political views. >> reporter: in kcairo, there i now deep tension and mistrust. most shops closed even before the nighttime curfew. we have lost the joy of life. we are afraid. we are all depressed, said one woman. even so, at one of the few cakc cafes still open, they told us their thoughts. >> we're fighting a war. this is not against islam. >> reporter: many egyptians say washington, before it cuts aid, should remember that millions took to the streets last june to call on the army to expel the elected president mohamed morsi for trying to im
us washington. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. the overwhelming message out of the washington is that president obama need to be careful as he tries to trike a balance between restore the public's confidence and trust and protecting national security. even while vacationing on martha's vineyard president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. but in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president
, and then the third thing, deterrents. i have to say, i lived in washington, d.c. compared to new york city, bob, i would much rather be in new york city, much safer place than d.c. >> what is integral. >> are you kidding me? integral. you have to have it. >> i didn't know. >> remind us not to partner with you in scrabble. >> i don't even play scrabble. >> i played this weekend. >> did you? >> i did. >> first off, the reason why new york works and the other cities don't is because new york is better at it, they're not profiling nationality and color of skin, doing behavior. what they're doing is when you stop 5 million people, only have 10% result in arrest, good job. because what you're saying is you are deterring people from walking out with a piece because they could get stopped. they could say i am not going into that building, i don't like the behavior leading up to that. nypd will get in your face, say excuse me, can i talk to you a second. they will talk and search. real quick, rudy giuliani got us on the way, unbelievable progress, i witnessed it, 42nd street looked totally different. there
and recommitment as tens of thousands of people are gathering in washington, d.c., this morning, just as they did 50 years ago this week when martin luther king jr. delivered one of the most moving and best remembered speeches in american history. labor and civil rights groups are among the 100,000 people who will participate in today's march led by the reverend martin luther king iii and one of the featured speakers will be john lewis. back in 1963 he was the leader of the student nonviolating committee. nancy pelosi will also be speaking today along with the families of trayvon martin and emmett till. we'll all get under way later this morning and checking in and bringing you the latest proceedings throughout the day. the panel here in new york. amanda turkal for huffingtonpost.com, evan white house reporter for buzzfeed.com and liz winstead co-creator of "daily show" and author of the book. thank you for joining us. seems like the entire political world is in washington, d.c., glad we could see some people up here. i guess i just sort of start with your thoughts, amanda aama about 50 years lat
negotiations in washington between the israelis and palestinians, that's diplomacy. and when president obama and russian president vladimir putin and the chinese president meet in st. petersburg, as i think they will in a couple of weeks to talk about economic global problems, well, that, too, is diplomacy. and when president bush and president obama negotiated one by one free trade agreements between the united states and colombia and panama, that's economic diplomacy. when nations meet to fight climate change and try to eradicate trafficking of women and children and try to fight global drug and crime cartels, that's multi-lateral diplomacy. and when we move tons -- hundreds and thousands of tons of food aid to poor country where people are starving, like north korea, that's humanitarian diplomacy. so diplomacy encompasses those thousands of actions taken each day by governments like ours, by international organizations like the u.n., by nonprofit organizations like the gates foundation, to connect, connect countries, connect regions, connect towns around the world, connect, most important
threat. the latest from washington. >>> congress leaves town. one of its final acts before it leaves for recess. >>> the lawyer for julian assange. i will talk to him about edward snowden and whether the nsa leaker is safe. >>> it's a video that went shock viral. we'll tell you why it's significant. >>> it's high noon in the east. developing now new and alarming details on that worldwide travel alert issued by the state department. this comes after shutting down 22 u.s. embassy and consulates. it's unclear when they will reopen. the travel alert is in effect until next month. >> i'm quite concerned because i think there's going to be a big blow up pretty soon. i'm not sure what to anticipate because i don't know what the history is between the u.s. and this particular blow up in middle east. i'm thinking the u.s. is going to take pretty good care of us now. >> it always makes you nervous but you got to carry on. you just can't keep ongoing. you just got to go. it's the only way to get back there. >> the big question what potential threat would raise the ale alert level so high. what
happened he's had anything to do with. >> is this a good time for congress to slip away from washington and take a five-week vacation and what about the president jetting off to martha's vineyard? is this a good time for him to do that? we asked donald trump. donald, nice to talk to you. >> hi, greta. >> okay, donald. any thoughts on congress taking a five-week vacation? >> well, with what's going on in the country, and that includes the president, this is not a good time to be taking vacation. you lead by example and vacation is not what this country wants to see right now. you have a debt ceiling coming up, lots of other things happening. the country is a mess. we have 17 trillion now in debt which is hard to believe but 17 trillion. this is not a good time to be taking a vacation. >> i did a little research which i also posted on greta wire. the reason they are taking a five-week vacation goes back to 1791, and that's pause it was so hot in washington in august. it was very tough on the legislatures, but i should point out they have had air conditioning in the u.s. capitol since abou
to address the threat. bob orr in washington with new information. bob, good morning. >> good morning. the u.s. is moving now on multiple front. overnight a drone strike killed four suspected militants in yemen. at the same time intelligence analysts working around the clock pressing for details about the potential threat and new defense measures put in place. security tightened around new york city landmarks and at some of the nation's airports. overseas officials are on guard for potential truck bombs that could be used against large buildings like embassies. sources say the threat emerged last week when intelligence analysts intercepted communication between ayman al zawahiri and al wuhayshi, the leader in the peninsula. according to sources, urged to step up against u.s. targets vaguely urging something big. communications had a sense of urgery. the one-time personal secretary to osama bin laden runs the yemen-based branch of al qaeda. his group, aqap has proven to be the most aggressive in plotting against american targets. they are home to an explosives expert who targeted u.s.-bound a
injured in the fires. >>> turning now to washington and the talks. president obama canceled next month's planned meeting with vladimir putin. while it's not a complete return to the cold war, there is a chill in the air between the u.s. and russia. tracie potts joins us live now from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, they're filling that chill here on capitol hill. interestingly though, republicans and democrats are supporting the president but republican house speaker john boehner, he says this is proof that relationship between the u.s. and rush why has collapsed. >> and first impression they got -- >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel are set to meet their russian counterparts in russia tomorrow even though preb canceled his moscow summit with russian president vladimir putin. >> we were not at the point in our progress on a number of these issues where a summit at the presidential level was the most constructive step. >> reporter: there are disagreements over arms control and human rights. but the last straw was russia giving wh
saying precautions taken so far are absolutely warranted. >> gregg: steve, live in washington, thanks. so the obama administration is keeping americans informed on the potential terror threat, but is it disclosing too much information? that is what some in the intelligence community are saying. we're going to talk about their concerns a bit later on in the newscast. >> harris: another day of deadly violence in iraq. bomb and mortar attacks leaving eight people dead. weekend assaults including a roadside bomb that killed three soldiers. a kar bomb that killed a judge in tikrit and mortar attack on a suburban neighborhood in baghdad. the recent surge in violence in iraq coupled with escalating political tensions sparking fears of a return to widespread killings. >> gregg: and to egypt now. time is running out for a peaceful end to the standoff over protests by supporters of the ousted president mohammed morsi. interim leaders warning that security forces will break up ongoing sit-ins if f mediators don't come up with a resolution and soon. setting the stage with tens of thousands of morsi s
, washington. >>> embattled yankees slugger alex rodriguez may be banned from baseball on the very day he returns to the majors. at my noon, the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for his alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. despite that, manager joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game tonight. jay gray is live outside the yankees stadium in the bronx. what's the sequence of events we might expect to see today? >> reporter: good morning. outside yankee stadium. relatively quiet as major league baseball gets ready to break its silence. here's the front page of "the post." just go it says. fans ban a-rod, just accept the ban and go. today we'll find out how long he'll have to go for. here's how it's supposed to work out. about noon, as you talked about, the commissioner will announce his decision. there are a dozen to 14 players involved in this, but a-rod will get the most substantial suspension, according to sources that have spoke with nbc sports. most of the players getting 50-game bans. that will remove th
, abc news, washington. >> we'll, of course, stay on top of that story and bring you any developments. >>> and another scene we've been watching overnight, a fast-moving wildfire that's threatened hundreds of homes in southern california. the fire started in cleveland national forest and grew quickly, as temperatures neared 100 degrees. residents in the town of lake elsinore were forced to leave as ash rained down on their homes and entire neighborhoods were enveloped in smoke. a dc-10 was called in to drop fire retardant. but there is good news. some residents have now been able to go back home as crews are making progress. >>> more news breaking overnight. air travelers could face delays this morning after a global ticketing system crash. the sabre system is used by hundreds of airlines at more than 100 airports around the world. among the u.s. airlines affected are jetblue, american and alaska air. sabre says its system is slowly being returned to service. >>> breaking news in the middle east. two suspected al qaeda members have been arrested at the airport in cairo, egypt. authori
. >> have we heard any reaction from russia on this? >> they're going to be here in washington tomorrow. they're mooth with secretary of state chuck hagel, secretary of state john kerry. those meetings are still on. russia's minister said he's disappointed that president obama canceled that meeting and that the invitation is still open if he changes his mind and wants to go to moscow. >>> wednesday, president obama alluded to an even bigger international crisis while at camp pendleton. the commander in chief arrived to some 3,000 soldiers and sailors. he said sexual assault in the military must end. mr. obama talked about that recent terror threat in the middle east. >> we don't get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for our interests. we're going to keep standing up for the security of our citizens. and like generations before us, the united states of america is going to remain the greatest force for freedom that the world has ever known. >>> after a two-day swing out west, the president is back in washington today. >>> and as you heard from the president at camp pendleton, he
in emily schmidt from washington. the state department decided to close those embassies and consulates just for sunday and now it will be extended through next weekend. what changed? >> they always said when they said it would be on sunday there was a possibility for extensions. we saw there would be indeed be extensions. it is doing so out of an abundance of caution. it is not an indication of a new threat stream. there is word from the state department about what will happen with the embassy closings. 19 will be closed through saturday august 10th. that is next saturday including new locations that were not closed today. but nine posts that were closed today will be allowed to reopen tomorrow. we are learning about what led to the shut downs. this is coming from barbara starr reporting an intercepted message that came in the past few days caused the concern. cnn agreed to a request not to go into details about the message because of the sensitivity but we know that this message was a critical factor in leading to the shutdown but not the only factor. u.s. officials have seen increased thr
the earnings season yet. here is the big news. amazon founder jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" newspaper for $250 million. this deal ends the graham family's 80 years of ownership. he calls this acquisition a personal endeavor. not amazon money he's using, this is his very own. and chairman and ceo don graham talking about this deal. >> jeff reached out to me less than a month ago. we met at a conference face to face, twice, the second week in july. we spent an hour together. he asked for time to study the numbers, we then spent another two hours together. and at the end of it, he said he thought he wanted to go ahead, but he obviously, he and his team needed time to look over the business and understand it more thoroughly. and then we -- he did and we quickly reached a deal. >> shares of washington post climbing to the highest level in almost five years. $588 and change. almost up $20 on this news. and this is something that we're really focused on just because of the journalism and everything. >> we have to. >> but the graham family. >> the graham family, giving it up after
is in washington. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gael.yle. u.s. intelligence officials now playing defense. busy declassifying some of the secrets in an effort to calm fears about big brother. still, pressure is coming from congress and a spectacle public. nsa chief general keith alexander on wednesday was again defending the government's collection of u.s. phone records, saying the program does not violate privacy. but while speaking to a cyber conference in las vegas, he was interrupted by hecklers. >> i'm saying i don't trust you. >> you lied to congress. why would we believe you're not lying to us right now? >> i haven't lied to congress. >> reporter: in an effort to blunt ongoing criticism, the obama administration has declassified three top-secret documents, explaining the nsa's collection of u.s. phone records, one of the programs first revealed by snowden. while heavily redacted the documents say the nsa progaprams collect in bulk but not the content of the calls. >> we need straight-forward answers. i'm concerned we're not getting them.
that they have in terms of closing these embassies and consulates. >> given the climate in washington right now, that is most unusual. is there any feeling this is the government issuing a warning at a time when the nsa is under scrutiny for its broad-reaching surveillance programs? >> reporter: well, clearly the information came as a result of those nsa surveillance programs. the doubters may think so but even congressman pete king, republican from new york, former head of homeland security and the administration's most vocal critic says no. >> we can't criticize them for doing too little with benghazi and not criticize them for doing too much. i give them credit for learning from benghazi and that's why they're firming up the embassies. as far as the worldwide alert i think it is absolutely warranted in this situation. >> reporter: the al qaeda leader, al-zawahiri who took over for bin laden after he was culled issued calls from separate audiotapes from wherever he is hiding in pakistan. the second 14-minute tape was posted on internet on friday. germany, france, england have intercepted simi
. >> yeah. >> thomas roberts. >> yeah. he is batman. >> and in washington, former governor of vermont and former chairman of the democratic national committee howard dean. >> having too much fun already. >> nice tie. it's cute. >> is that. >> save the children. >> good. that's great. a lot to cover this morning. rand paul, sort of reaches out, olive branched chris christie. >> does he take it? does he take the olive branch? >> he doesn't. he has sort of a response that i think, well, we'll see. i'll let you decide what you think it is. more fast food workers plan strikes today in their fight for higher wages. and we have the story out in san diego which continues to get more unbelievable. >> this bob filner story. >> unbelievable. >> sexual harassment against -- >> it gets stranger. everybody but the san diego chicken is claiming that he had his hands all over them. and filner's lawyers blaming the city for not training filner about sexual harassment. what's at the top of the news. >> we begin with a new report on the tsa. the agency tasked with keeping weapons and explosives off plan
political reporter kasie hunt and in washington columnist and associated editor for "the washington post" david ignatius. >> as a red sox fan, this bereeves me greatly. richbds haas, you're a yankee fan, let's gloat. they're going to get him out this year, next year. bob costas, coming talking about it. you get bob costas talking about anything, costas doesn't like to wake up early, can i tell you how big this is? bob costas is on the west coast. >> no. >> and getting up early to talk about "morning joe." >> this is when it's hitting the fan. >> exactly. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> or -- >> a-rod is in big trouble. life-long yankee fan you have to be glad this guy is going to get yanked, right? >> so to speak. your second punt of the morning, it's good he's getting yanked. may go on a little longer. he's appealing the suspension that will be announced today. there's a procedure. he will be gone before the end of the season and then gone all of next season. effectively his baseball career, i would say, is all but over except for possibly a year and a half from now, two ye
incorporated, donny deutsch, and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the "washington post" and analyst eugene robinson. >> you look at the front page of the "new york times," michael bloomberg not a happy man. we're going to be talking about that. also, mike barnicle here to talk about whitey bulger and the conviction in boston. wow, that's really something too. willie geist, you know, there are times, there are moments, there are cracks in time in history where something terrible happens, historically, and there's really no great explanation and, of course, you and i always talk about this. >> yeah. >> gettysburg. >> what -- >> i just know you're up to something. >> the best part of the show, i have no idea where we're going now. i'm just waiting. >> no no, no. willie and i talk, gettysburg, he gets the word in and he says to one of his generals, use your division. he goes, sir, i have no division. >> god. >> and lee figures out, all is lost because of pickett's charge and he says, it is my fault. it's all my fault. that's all he had. mack na mara,
do something. do something now. this is what set off alarm bells across washington a few days ago. the feeling is that al qaeda and yemen now really in the final stages of planning something and it is a race to figure out what it is that they are planning. kate, chris? >> barbara, thanks so much. >>> hours after being suspended from baseball for performance-enhancing drugs, alex rodriguez woo in the lineup last night for the new york yankees. he heard it from the crowd. just listen. do you hear that? those are boos as he stepped up to the plate in chicago. jason carroll is live at u.s. cellular field. >> reporter: they weren't just booing but shouting and calling him a cheater and lier and saying things like throw the bum out. as for alex rodriguez, he says he is fighting for his life and appealing is the only way to defend himself. the sounds of boos and cheers echoing throughout u.s. cellular field in chicago on monday night as alex rodriguez debuted for the yankees, just hours after major league baseball announced it was suspending him for allegedly using performance-enhancing
says it won't tolerate anymore violence. ko is in washington with the details. ko? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. clashes are also dividing leaders in washington. there are fears of an army rule. there's delicate diplomacy. egypt's military is stepping up. armies are in the streets and police are arresting anyone violating the curfew. the general told the country he will not tolerate anymore violence. >> translator: we will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people. >> reporter: more than 800 have been killed in clashes between security forces and ousted president morsi. the protesters are terrorists trying to bring down the country. the protesters are saying they staged a cou pf over the legitimately elected president. as the death toll mounts soes do pressure from capitol hill. they're calling on president obama to cut off aid to egypt. >> we're going to have to suspect our aid because we can't support the action of the military. >> reporter: the president says the egyptian military is necessary because it keeps the peace with israel and p
. egyptian officials we spoke to today say they don't believe washington has an accurate picture of what's going on here. egypt's government says this tragic scene is what the world doesn't understand about its controversial crackdown. the remains flown to cairo tonight of 25 policemen, executed in the sinai this morning. the government says they were unarmed and off duty, victims of suspected islamic extremists. >> it's a very mean act of terror. it's something that happens every day. worst part about it that it's incomprehensible for an egyptian. >> reporter: a presidential adviser says the muslim brotherhood has unleashed terrorists under the guise of defending democracy. >> they are trying to portray to people that this is a political dispute. this is the result of having ousted the president and those are people defending their own political views. >> reporter: in cairo, there's now detention and mistrust. most shops closed even before the night time curfew. we have lost the joy of life. we are afraid. we are all depressed, said one woman. even so, one of the few cafes still open, e
in washington. so, emily, former u.s. ambassador said today this is unprecedented. how big of a step is this to close so many embassies at once? >> we hear officials saying they are taking this ver seriously. they have said this number could expand. we've seen that happen overnight. yesterday we were talking about 21 embassies an consulates that would be impacted, now the number is up to 22. it's not just the u.s. involved. british and german embassies have said they're going to close their embassies in yemen. now the french have said they will also close their embassies. you're seeing all of this playing out because of threats people say they're taking very seriously. >> reporter: nearly one year ago americans saw what happens when terrorists attack a u.s. diplomatic compound. in benghazi, four americans died, including the u.s. ambassador. now that the u.s. government is dealing with what could be a new round of regional threats. officials say they tracked the chatter coming out of yemen for weeks, and then it changed over the past few days, more of it. enough that key members of c
claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the happy hothead," something that could possibly be said about alex rodriguez. mad dog. how about arod trying to blame the yankees? >> who else is he going to blame? right? >> never himself. >> of course. when you ask a-rod well, did you use steroids, never get an answer. yes or no, he tries to murky the waters by giving you the other scenarios. bottom line he'll be suspended for this year and 2014. he's going to be allowed to play for 30, 40 games because he is going to be able to appeal it and you can play when the appeals process is going on. it is august 5th. which means these games are important. yankees are in a pennant race. a-rod will probably play well, hit home runs, help the yankees may playoffs and then take a two-year vacation. >> show our viewers. this is the man who posed in details magazine kissing him
of duty and nobody should be fired. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live in d.c. for us with that, james? >> reporter: jon and jenna good morning, aids to secretary of state john kerry say he is with these actions trying to quote, shift the paradigm inside the state department. in the wake of terrorist the axe on u.s. con sue lated and benghazi left four americans dead on zest 11th including u.s. ambassador to libya, four state department officials were on administrative leave. that left hem unable to work but still receiving salaries. one of four, secretary of state, eric boswell in charge of diplomatic security, seen on your screen resigned his posts. the other three have returned to work. maxwell complained to the "daily beast" complained of being a scapegoat. the director in the center of your screen testified in a deposition in february he didn't know why he had been placed on leave after the attacks. that is believed to be the only court testimony about benghazi yet given. the four were sanctioned after admiral mike mullen and ambassador thomas pickerring, cochairs
the case for putting america's house in order" and in washington columnist for bloomberg view al hunt. start off talking about a-rod, look tat the front page of "the new york post," a-roid rage has the last laugh in the sixth inning. >> i will say i'm a red sox fan, interest of full disclosure. these are the things that can turn a season around. when the red sox won the series in '04 that spat with jason vary tech and a-rod where vary tech took it to a-rod when he seemed bigger than the game turned his season around. if he gets to play out the rest of the year it's big for the yankees. >> also something wrong with the rules of baseball. after the pitcher goes after a-rod, the idea he's not tossed out of the game, both teams equally warned, that's outrageous. girardi was right, should not have been thrown out of the game. the pitcher should have been thrown out of the game. >> i thought it was just pitching him inside. >> don't you love that? >> what are you talking about? >> crowding the plate and he clearly threw a few balls and a-rod stepped into one. >> no funny business there. >>
. on set washington anchor for bbc world news america, katty kay who i gave her a cold. she's upset. >> we're sharing everything. guys, be careful. >> okay. >> don't overshare, please. >> drugs here if anyone touches them. >> always be in england. >> can i just say, does every boy grow up dreaming of saying, i'm batman? >> i don't know. it's a funny joke. >> every boy doesn't grow up. >> that's good. >> oh! >> oh. >> discuss that also. pulitzer-prize winning historian jon meacham. pulitzer-prize winning column t columnist, msnbc political ans list, can we shorten the title please, eugene robinson and vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com richard holt. >> he's also the author of the book "the message, the reselling of president obama." >> and that's all we have time for this morning. back to you. >> if we did the subtitle of richard's book we would run into chuck's hour as well. >> i want to say something, i have to go on record with this ben affleck thing. this is funny, we make a big deal but he's had a great career comeback with the town and -- >> "argo" so he directs himself
on sunday morning. peter doocy live this morning out of washington. good morning to you. the latest on these threats, what can we report? good morning. >> reporter: bill, lawmakers are alarmed for a reason, because al-qaeda-linked terrorists are reportedly in place and ready to strike. that's based on intel shared by the top democrat on the house intelligence committee. >> intelligence is the best defense against terrorism. those operatives are in place a because we've received information that high-level people from al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack, and these are people at a high level. >> reporter: the reason the terrorist chatter has been getting so loud lately is because of pressure to attack american targets coming from the top of al-qaeda all the way down to the local al qaeda affiliates. that's the way one mideast diplomat described this intel to us, zawahiri is trying to micromanage al-qaeda cells and basically let all the small cells know that he is the boss. but at some point all that chatter tipped off intel analysts. >> the threats were
your credit card. that's hurting the economy. and more violence in egypt to washington. they're divided over whether the u.s. keeps sending financial aid to that country and president obama giving no clear guidance either way and here is your monday morning obamacare headline. you know the navigators, costs 67 million to hire. they won't have to go through background checks. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using active trader pro today. join us at projectluna.com >> the chaos in egypt escalating over the weekend and now nearly 900 dead people after four days of violence and among them 24 police officers executed by militants in execution style and more calls from lawmakers to cut off that 1.4 billion that the united states gives. and president obama not taking a stand either way and senator john mccain says the u.s. looks bad as a result. >> we have no credibility. we have influence, but when you don't use that
it championship. dagen: washington bowles. still proves that he can open a movie. >> he sure did. 28 million at the box office and took number one. we had a screen showing the top five films. not a big blockbuster, but then the fell only cost 60 million the make, which is not bad. wolverine second week, 50 percent drop. smurf to, looking bad, but 75 percent of that first was overseas. dagen: and then the canyons. >> which you saw. dagen: on directv on demand because they did the simultaneous and peter release. >> usually when they do that it means the film will do that well. it means that there will be a curiosity. some people want to see lindsay lohan naked. i'm kind of trouble by it because having watched that parent trap with her as a lower growth my daughter, i'd want. dagen: i don't mean because she's naked and you're looking at her chest, but she looks like she's about 45 because she is age so badly. her co-star, the porn star, proving he can act below the waist but not from the waist up. it is one of the worst movies ever seen. was it in the privacy of my own home. you can stop it. >>
are in the "cnn newsroom" o. i'm anna corenn sitting in for don lemon. it will be an anxious night in washington. the state department won't know until it tomorrow whether a threat from al qaeda was a real plot for a phantom. in either case, the danger was real enough for nearly two dozen embassies and consulates to close up shop. and obviously this isn't the first time that washington has seen threats like this, but one high ranking lawmaker, representative peter king, says he's never quite seen one like this. >> well, the numbers are so biggie can't go into them other than the fact that it definitely is planned a very enormous attack, a catastrophic type of attack. that's probably the best way to describe it. and i can't really go any further than that. >> let's now hear more from cnn's emily schmidt in washington. >> reporter: anna, one of the most unusual aspects of the u.s. deciding to close so many embassies and consulates was that it came with a specific date attached, sunday. now that action is closely watched to see if there will be a terrorist reaction. >> out of an abundance of cautio
on assignment in washington and meeting palmer for the first time. a little bit in awe and then immediately he was so disarming and that's how well a remember him today. >> such an incredible journalist. but by all accounts what really made him a wonderful person was the fact that he was just such a good guy and so kind to everyone. >> we look forward to sharing more of his life coming up. >>> we want to begin with the latest on the terror threat. president obama is being briefed on the latest. he was updated by national security council adviser susan rice after his top security team met to discuss the threat. >> there are 22 u.s. embassies and consulates shut down today across 17 muslim nations, and that's to keep those who work there safe. and the one in yemen which is considered high risk with al qaeda gaining a foothold there. >> let's get the latest from richard engel. good morning. he's live in cairo this morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. diplomatic activity around the world has been severely disrupted by the series of closures. behind me is the u.s. embassy in cairo that is cl
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